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Associate/Engineer Wets Process

Requisition ID: R10067886

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 3rd Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative 3rd Shift Wets Process Engineer for our Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) - located outside of Baltimore, Maryland - where we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production customers as well as emerging technology programs.

Northrop Grumman’s ATL semiconductor foundry is a unique capability supporting a range of production microelectronic devices (Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide, Carbon Nanotubes) and providing leading edge technology development in superconducting electronics. Our devices enable a number of Northrop Grumman’s ground based radars, avionic radars, and space systems. Join us for the chance to work with an amazing, experienced, and talented team while helping serve your country. Enjoy the opportunity to grow and learn with a variety of challenging projects in R&D, ongoing long term programs, and new programs targeting future military platforms.

Our multidisciplinary foundry team enables activities from development to sustainment process engineering. ATL is responsible for all aspects of semiconductor technology including design, mask making, wafer fabrication, test, and assembly. The candidate must be a strong team participant, have excellent communication skills, and be resourceful and multitalented. A strong understanding of semiconductor technology, metrology processes, and equipment engineering is essential.

The 3rd Shift Wets Process Engineer should demonstrate an ability to communicate well with others and work equally well independently and as part of a team.

The 3rd Shift Wets Process Engineer will be responsible for but not limited to:

•  All aspects of sustaining wet etch and surface clean processes for semiconductor manufacturing.  This includes process qualifications, technician training and certification, and process safety.

•  Interfacing with other unit process engineers and product integration engineers to develop processes to support emerging technologies

•  Supporting statistical process control (SPC) and continuous improvement efforts 

•  Establishing standard operating procedures and engaging the operations team to ensure these are followed

•  Training technicians and maintaining process documentation

•  Performs all other related duties as assigned

3rd Shift (9pm to 6:30am Sun-Th)

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This position may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below

 

Basic Qualifications: Associate Wets Process Engineer

T1
•    Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or other related technical discipline. (4 years of relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of degree)

 

T2 Wets Process Engineer

Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or other related technical discipline with 2 years of relevant experience (0 years with MS)


•    Must be familiar with semiconductor wet chemical etch / critical clean or other related semiconductor processing
•    Must be able to work a large percentage of time with chemicals in a Class 100 cleanroom environment.
•    Must be able to meet all physical and PPE requirements, including ability to get respirator certified
•    Candidate must possess good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, problems solving skills with ability to work with a diverse group of people including technicians, engineers and management
•    Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Hands-on experienced in chemical wets processing is desirable
•    Experience/Knowledge of wet chemistries, chemical interactions, and surface science 
•    Experience in lean manufacturing practices and structured problem-solving methodology, DOEs
•    Knowledge of statistical process control (SPC), JMP, Minitab
•    Active Secret clearance

 

·        Internal Job Description

Internal Job Description

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative 3rd Shift Wets Process Engineer for our Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) - located outside of Baltimore, Maryland - where we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production customers as well as emerging technology programs.

Northrop Grumman’s ATL semiconductor foundry is a unique capability supporting a range of production microelectronic devices (Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide, Carbon Nanotubes) and providing leading edge technology development in superconducting electronics. Our devices enable a number of Northrop Grumman’s ground based radars, avionic radars, and space systems. Join us for the chance to work with an amazing, experienced, and talented team while helping serve your country. Enjoy the opportunity to grow and learn with a variety of challenging projects in R&D, ongoing long term programs, and new programs targeting future military platforms.

Our multidisciplinary foundry team enables activities from development to sustainment process engineering. ATL is responsible for all aspects of semiconductor technology including design, mask making, wafer fabrication, test, and assembly. The candidate must be a strong team participant, have excellent communication skills, and be resourceful and multitalented. A strong understanding of semiconductor technology, metrology processes, and equipment engineering is essential.

The 3rd Shift Wets Process Engineer should demonstrate an ability to communicate well with others and work equally well independently and as part of a team.

The 3rd Shift Wets Process Engineer will be responsible for but not limited to:

•  All aspects of sustaining wet etch and surface clean processes for semiconductor manufacturing.  This includes process qualifications, technician training and certification, and process safety.

•  Interfacing with other unit process engineers and product integration engineers to develop processes to support emerging technologies

•  Supporting statistical process control (SPC) and continuous improvement efforts 

•  Establishing standard operating procedures and engaging the operations team to ensure these are followed

•  Training technicians and maintaining process documentation

•  Performs all other related duties as assigned

3rd Shift (9pm to 6:30am Sun-Th)

 

#NGATL

 

This position may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below

 

Basic Qualifications: Associate Wets Process Engineer
•    Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or other related technical discipline. (4 years of relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of degree)

 

Wets Process Engineer

Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or other related technical discipline with 2 years of relevant experience (0 years with MS)

relevant experience (0 years with MS)
•    Must be familiar with semiconductor chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or wet chemical etch / critical clean or other related semiconductor processing
•    Must be able to work a large percentage of time with chemicals in a Class 100 cleanroom environment.
•    Must be able to meet all physical and PPE requirements, including ability to get respirator certified
•    Candidate must possess good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, problems solving skills with ability to work with a diverse group of people including technicians, engineers and management
•    Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Hand-on experienced with chemical wets processing is desirable
•    Experience/Knowledge of wet chemistries, chemical interactions, and surface science 
•    Experience in lean manufacturing practices and structured problem-solving methodology, DOEs
•    Knowledge of statistical process control (SPC), JMP, Minitab
•    Active Secret clearance



Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.